Primoz Roglic eased to victory in stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana, taking the red jersey after winning the individual time trial.
The Jumbo-Visma rider was favourite for the winding 36.2km route between Jurancon and Pau in southern France.
Roglic’s time of 47 minutes five seconds moved him to the top of the standings, one minute 52 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde in second.
“I’m happy with the performance,” Roglic told Spanish TV channel TDP.
“We’ll have to wait until Madrid [to see if I win], for sure I won today but we’ll have to go day by day.”